Chad Childers has been a music lover since his parents dragged him along to an Aerosmith/Bachman Turner Overdrive show as an infant. His love of music turned into a career in the mid-90s when he left a job in the Midwest as a librarian and moved to California to intern for Westwood One Radio. That led to work researching for Casey Kasem's countdown shows, writing and producing the alternative and active rock-related prep services SpinFax, The Fax, and Rip, Read and Rock as well as doing interviews across all music and entertainment formats.
Mick Jagger Remembers ‘A Simpler America’ in Wake of CIA Scandal
The Rolling Stones are back in America to promote their new film 'Crossfire Hurricane,' and while speaking to reporters at the premiere, singer Mick Jagger used the platform to make a joke about the demise of former CIA director David Petraeus.
Jon Bon Jovi’s Daughter Will Not Face Charges After Alleged Heroin Overdose
The daughter of rocker Jon Bon Jovi will not face any jail time after her alleged heroin overdose, as the D.A. in the case has dropped all charges against her.
Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Raises $20K for Gerson Cancer Institute
Def Leppard's Phil Collen has no doubt raised the spirits of those being treated at the Gerson Institute in San Diego, as his 'Wings' guitar just netted $15,000 in an auction with the proceeds going to the organization's holistic cancer therapy efforts.
John Fogerty to Tell Tales of ‘Artistic Integrity’ in Forthcoming Memoir
John Fogerty's writing will divert away from music for a little bit as he reflects on his life for his upcoming memoir. Little, Brown and Company have announced that they've acquired the rights to Fogerty's life story, which will be published in 2014.
Mick Fleetwood Leads ‘RebuildRecover’ Efforts Along Jersey Coast
Mick Fleetwood is one of several musicians that have banded together to help promote Move for Hunger's 'RebuildRecover' program in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
The Beatles Dominate List of the Most Expensive Records
A rare or limited pressing of a record can draw a pretty penny, and if it's a major rock band the price can really go through the roof. As you might expect, the Beatles dominate Record Collector's new list of the most expensive records in the world. But what might surprise you is that the …
Bruce Springsteen Hug Leaves New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in Tears
New Jersey governor Chris Christie loves his state and all that comes with it -- especially Bruce Springsteen. The politician admits he's a huge Springsteen fan, and got a little emotional after meeting "The Boss" at a recent Hurricane Sandy telethon.
Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton Explains How He Grew New Wings on ‘Music From Another Dimension’
It's been a long journey for Aerosmith, but their new album, 'Music From Another Dimension,' will arrive on Nov. 6, a full 11-plus years after their last completely original release 'Just Push Play.'
Billy Idol Fan Gets Singer to Play His Birthday Party
Michael Henrichsen will always remember his 26th birthday as the year that Billy Idol showed up to help him celebrate. Henrichsen had taken part on a two-year journey, attempting to reach out to the singer to come play his bash.
Paul McCartney Says Yoko Ono Wasn’t Responsible for Breaking up the Beatles
For many years, there has been much speculation that John Lennon's wife, Yoko Ono, influenced the Beatles breakup, but Paul McCartney says that it's not true and that the band was splitting regardless of Ono.
Gary Glitter Arrested in London in Relation to Sex Offense Case
Rocker Gary Glitter was arrested in London in relation to a sex offense case early Sunday morning (Oct. 28). Glitter, who is best known for his single 'Rock & Roll (Part 2),' was taken into custody as part of a broader case against late BBC DJ Jimmy Savile.
Paul McCartney’s ‘The Christmas Song’ Headlines Starbucks Compilation
Paul McCartney will head up the latest Starbucks Christmas compilation CD, 'Holidays Rule,' with his rendition of 'The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire).'